UNF’s 3-year agreement with iThenticate ends on October 22, 2017 and the agreement and license will not be renewed.

Once the service ends, users will no longer have access to Similarity reports, so it is recommended those be downloaded if they will be needed in the future. Directions for downloading reports are available on pg. 32 of the iThenticate manual.

iThenticate is professional plagiarism detection and prevention technology used by scholarly publishers and research institutions to ensure the originality of written work before publication. iThenticate works by comparing manuscripts against a database of over 50 billion web pages and 130 million content items, including 40 million works from 590 scholarly publisher participants of CrossCheck. iThenticate is developed and sold by Turnitin.


UNF licenses iThenticate for graduate faculty, who may request accounts using the procedure described at right. It is not integrated with any other system and faculty are responsible for maintaining account information separately from UNF accounts. The Graduate School is the functional owner of this service and CIRT provides information and support to graduate faculty on its use.


Frequently Asked Questions


What are the main benefits of iThenticate?

iThenticate has two primary benefits. First, authors can ensure they have sufficiently cited their sources and presented the highest quality written work. Second, this preliminary editorial review will allow editors to view and move submitted documents through the peer-review or referee process to publication, confident that content is original. 


What do iThenticate reports highlight?
iThenticate identifies material that matches text from documents found in the extensive database. Highlighted text will include text that has been properly quoted and cited so it is not necessarily plagiarized. You will need to verify that every highlighted section has been properly quoted, summarized or paraphrased. As a result, iThenticate makes it easier for you to identify and attribute any material in that may contain unintentional plagiarism.

How quickly are results returned?
Results are usually delivered within one minute to several minutes, depending on document length. 


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